Hacker unlocks Playstation 5 and posts videos on networks

A hacker gained access to console debugging settings normally only available to developers (Getty Creative)

  • A hacker gained access to secret menus on Sony’s latest console;

  • Sony executives laid out the procedure in a video posted on Twitter and confirmed that the jailbreak is indeed real;

  • SpecterDev took advantage of a bug in consoles that used the IPv6 protocol to connect to the Internet and load its own malware.

A Twitter user shared a video showing a flaw in the Webkit rendering engine that allowed access to secret menus on Sony’s latest console, the PlayStation 5.

The hacker, identified as SpecterDev, has confirmed with footage that he was able to successfully unlock the console. According to the portal chalkAlthough the video quality wasn’t the best, Sony executives fixed it and confirmed that the jailbreak is indeed real. Hacker admits there are still many details to work out.

Also according to the report, SpecterDev took advantage of a bug in consoles that used the IPv6 protocol to connect to the Internet and load its own malware. This gave him access to console debugging options normally only available to developers.

vulnerability

A document circulating online indicates that Sony was the subject of an alleged leak and that information about future PlayStation Studios projects would be revealed. One such rumor guarantees that the company will be working on a remaster of Horizon Zero Dawn.

According to the portal All cellularThe document, dated 2021, includes names that are actually Sony employees and information about the Japanese company’s European studios.

Sales record

In June, the PlayStation 5 reached the 20 million unit sales mark after a year and a half of its release, the portal revealed. The game industry.

The company said in a statement that the Covid-19 pandemic has hampered the marketing and supply forecast of the devices, which prevented the number from being reached earlier.

The PS5 has been breaking sales records since it hit the market in November 2020. In July 2021, the console reached the 10 million unit mark, surpassing the PS4 during the same period, becoming the fastest selling device. brand in the history of the company.

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